1. A new article was issued in Dallas News, in which Florida sophomore and World champion Alyssa Baumann revealed more heartbreaking details about her story of abuse. A must-read.
2. Utah showed off an extensive vault lineup, performed for the first time on a hard surface. The video features, in order, Alexia Burch, Kari Lee, Macey Roberts, Cristal Isa, Missy Reinstadtler (with her new Yurchenko 1.5!), MaKenna Merrell-Giles, Cammy Hall and MyKayla Skinner.
3. This week, LSU senior Sarah Finnegan produced a full-twisting Yurchenko so high and with so much flare that you want to cry!
4. Speaking of LSU, the Tigers issued a new training video of their last intrasquad of the year, ahead of their Gym 101 competition on 10 December. The video features, in order, Sarah Edwards, Christina Desiderio, Reagan Campbell, Lexie Priessman (with new short hair!), McKenna Kelley, Sarah Finnegan, Kennedi Edney and Ruby Harrold.
5. Denver also posted a video of their training on bars and beam. The video features Lynnzee Brown, Grace Broadhurst and Alexandra Ruiz on bars, and Alexis Vasquez, Emily Glynn, and again Maddie Karr and Lynnzee Brown on beam.
6. Cal also produced some good training videos this week. Milan Clausi performed a full-in on floor and a front Toss to beat jump to BHSO to LOSO on beam. Emi Watterson is training a BHSO + LOSO on beam and the same series was also performed by Maya Bordas.
7. Nebraska issued a brief video interview with Kynsee Roby, in which the gymnast talks about the Huskers, their goals and training.
8. UCLA issued this week the first episode of their new pre-season video series, called Can You Stand It, in which gymnasts answer trivia questions while performing handstands. The first episode features Katelyn Ohashi and Felicia Hano, and is hosted by Rechelle Dennis.
10. Here are the commits of the week: Sarah Moravansky to William and Mary (2020-21), Samantha Forman to Kentucky (2022-23), Lauren Rutherford to NC State (2021-22) and Ciena Samiley to BYU (2020-21).
Routine of the week
Florida sophomore Alyssa Baumann’s balance beam routine at the 2018 SEC Championships. She scored a 9.975 and won the title.